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    hi,
    Could you please tell me about some books that may help me in understanding the play Othello by Shakespeare?
    Thank you in advance.

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    The first one you should read is Othello by Shakespeare. Have you read it?

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    Try Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare (Charles & Mary Lamb, so I suppose it should be Lambs' Tales ).

    These are most of the plays put into simplified prose. Aimed at English young people, they are a very good introduction for anyone. I believe they were written about 200 years ago, but are still a good read today.

    You can Google the title and find it on the web. (Or should that be the internet?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    The first one you should read is Othello by Shakespeare. Have you read it?
    hi,
    In fact, not yet but it is a must because I have it in the programme and I will start reading it next week.

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    It will be worth seeking out a new edition of Shakespeare's plays with the original text on the left-hand pages and a modern version on the right, which I was looking at recently in Borders.

    They would have been a godsend for me in my schooldays.

    Rover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It will be worth seeking out a new edition of Shakespeare's plays with the original text on the left-hand pages and a modern version on the right, which I was looking at recently in Borders.

    They would have been a godsend for me in my schooldays.

    Rover
    Yes, they are an excellent resource.
    One series is the Shakespeare Made Easy: <Play Name>, Hutchinson.
    However, I fear that left-hand pages would be rarely read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes, they are an excellent resource.
    One series is the Shakespeare Made Easy: <Play Name>, Hutchinson.
    However, I fear that left-hand pages would be rarely read.

    Hii,
    Don't you know any book of criticism on Othello? Thank you.

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    Try Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human by Harold Bloom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucef View Post
    Hii,
    Don't you know any book of criticism on Othello? Thank you.
    Yes, I could you give you hundreds of references on Othello. But you could also find them too by doing a web search - perhaps not as easily, but it's your assignment.
    Ask again after you've read the play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes, I could you give you hundreds of references on Othello. But you could also find them too by doing a web search - perhaps not as easily, but it's your assignment.
    Ask again after you've read the play.
    Ok thank you. Do not forget me I will be back with so many questions ^^

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